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The sound (1985)

Original title: Helin

Documentary | Other categories Duration 57:36

Documentary commissioned by the Ministers' Council of Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic about the 20th Song and Dance Festival dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the victory of the Great Patriotic War and the 45th anniversary of Estonian SSR. The film shows the emotional moments during the preparation phase of the festival, its colourful procession and the festival itself, the honoring ceremony of the choirmasters and dance masters. Maestro Gustav Ernesaks contemplates on the phenomenon of Estonian song festival tradition.

Director: Peep Puks

Keywords: exhilaration | composers | soulfulness | supporting as an audience | concerts | choirmasters | choral singing | choral singers | choir rehearsals | children choirs | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Documentary, Commissioned, Other categories
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Voiceower Estonian
Duration 57:36


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Director Peep Puks
Screenwriter Peep Puks
Cinematographer Arvo Vilu | Mihkel Ratas | Ago Ruus | Peeter Ülevain | Rein Pruul | Nikolai Šarubin
Composer René Eespere
Sound Designer Toivo Elme | Jüri Kartušin
Editor Merike Ratas
Content Editor Uno Heinapuu
Managing Director Vaike Mesila

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Estonian SSR Film Festival (USSR), 1986, Peaauhind parimale dokumentaalfilmile

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